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Generally, agreements to sell or gift real estate must be in writing. Regardless of witnesses her agreement to give him the home in two years might be unenforceable in court. However, there is a legal cause of action called "unjust enrichment" where he could sue her for the value of his labor and materials cost.
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What type of attorney should he seek for the unjust enrichment? Would this be a small claims issue?